When Fox News emerged in 1996, the media, politics and the public were forever divided. In a painstakingly researched new biography, New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman has chronicled the rise of Roger Ailes, the man behind it all. Called the “conservative kingmaker” for his uncanny ability to court, popularize and help elect Republican candidates to office, Ailes has built up his empire and become the single most influential member of conservative media. In The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News — and Divided a Country, Sherman pulls back the curtain on this mysterious figure, his humble beginnings, his unparalleled gift for influence, “legendary paranoia” and tumultuous relationship with boss Rupert Murdoch. Sherman will appear in conversation with bestselling writer and New York Times “Opinionator” columnist Timothy Egan. As Sherman assembles the many pieces of Ailes and Fox, what will the puzzle reveal?
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